MUSIC AND COMPUTING
2018/2019, Semester 2
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Of Music)
Modular Credits: 2
The module introduces coding as a tool for music creation. Students work in two programming environments – one for coding electronic music and another for coding acoustic music. Principles of synthesis and algorithmic composition are introduced. Students create two short compositions - an electronic work and a chamber ensemble work created from algorithmically-generated components. Support in learning the basics of music notation as well as working in music notation software is also provided for students needing it. This module is taught largely through customized video tutorials along with some class activities to reinforce learning.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2-4: No class meetings. Students work on the Sonic Pi tutorials
Week 5-6: In-class activity to review Sonic Pi learning
Week 7: Mini-concert of Sonic Pi pieces
Week 8: Intro to Music Notation
Week 9-10: No class meetings. Students work on OM tutorials.
Week 11-12: In-class activity to support students with OM
Week 13: Mini-concert of OM pieces
There will be two individual projects, both creative works using the programming environments introduced in the module. The first will be due Week 7 and the second will be due Week 13. Details on the assignment and official due date will be announced several weeks before the assignment is due. Otherwise, only attendance and participation is evaluated. Please do come to all of the class meetings we have this semester, and come prepared. It's an easy 20% of the final mark to win...or lose.
Weightage of Assessment:
Project 1: 40%
Project 2: 40%
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week